Muhammad Ali Khalidi



Scientific Taxonomy, Crosscutting Categories, and Natural Kinds

Natural Categories and Human Kinds: Classification in the Natural and Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

"Natural Kinds as Nodes in Causal Networks," Synthese 195 (2018), 1379-1396.

"Crosscutting Psycho-Neural Taxonomies: The Case of Episodic Memory," Philosophical Explorations 20 (2017), 191-208.

"The Pitfalls of Microphysical Realism," Philosophy of Science 78 (2011), 1156-1164.

"How Scientific Is Scientific Essentialism?" Journal for General Philosophy of Science 40 (2009), 85-101.

"Temporal and Counterfactual Possibility," Sorites 20 (2008), 37-42.

"Against Functional Reductionism in Cognitive Science," International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 19 (2005), 319-333.

"Natural Kinds and Crosscutting Categories," Journal of Philosophy 95 (1998), 33-50.

"Carving Nature at the Joints," Philosophy of Science 60 (1993), 100-113.


Innateness, Domain Specificity, and Modularity in Cognitive Science

"Neural Correlates without Reduction: The Case of the Critical Period,” Synthese, in press.

"Innateness as a Natural Cognitive Kind," Philosophical Psychology 29 (2016), 319-333.

"Should We Eliminate the Innate? Reply to Griffiths and Machery," Philosophical Psychology 22 (2009), 505-519.

"Innate Cognitive Capacities," Mind & Language 22 (2007), 92-115.

"Nature and Nurture in Cognition," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (2002), 251-272.

"Innateness and Domain Specificity," Philosophical Studies 105 (2001), 191-210.


Social Kinds, Social Ontology, and Philosophy of Social Science

"Mind-Dependent Kinds," Journal of Social Ontology 2 (2016), 223–246.

"Three Kinds of Social Kinds," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90 (2015), 96-112.

"Kinds: Natural vs. Human Kinds," in B. Kaldis (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013.

"Interactive Kinds," British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 61 (2010), 335-360.


Concepts, Conceptual Change, and Incommensurability

"Incommensurability," in A Companion to the Philosophy of Science, ed. W.H. Newton-Smith, Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.

"Incommensurability in Cognitive Guise," Philosophical Psychology 11 (1998), 29-43.

"Two Concepts of Concept," Mind & Language 10 (1995), 402-422.

Conceptual Change in Science, unpublished book manuscript, c. 1995.


Medieval Islamic Philosophy and Its Interpretation

Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

"Orientalisms in the Interpretation of Islamic Philosophy," Radical Philosophy 135 (2006), 25-33.

"Al-Farabi on the Democratic City," British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2003), 379-394.

"Averroes' Method of Re-Interpretation," International Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1998), 175-185.


Book Reviews

Review of Catherine Kendig (ed.), Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice, BJPS Review of Books

Review of Crawford Elder, Real Natures and Familiar Objects, Mind 115 (2006), 149-152

Review of Joseph LaPorte, Natural Kinds and Conceptual Change, Philosophy of Science 72 (2005), 519-523

Review of Ian Hacking, Historical Ontology, Philosophy of Science 70 (2003), 449-452

Review of Alicia Juarrero, Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System, Philosophical Review 110 (2001), 469-472

Review of Jerry Fodor, The Elm and the Expert, Biology and Philosophy 12 (1997), 275-280

Review of Jerry Fodor and Ernest Lepore, Holism, Mind 102 (1993), 650-654